Leading Flat Jockeys

Over the years there have been some superstars of the saddle from the great Lester Piggott to the sublime Pat Eddery.  However, we take a look at some of the leading lights of the current crop and who are widely regarded as some of the leading flat jockeys in horse racing.

Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore has propelled himself to the pinnacle of flat racing in such a short time thanks to the help of leading flat trainers Sir Michael Stoute and Aidan O'Brien. A multiple Classic winner, Moore is regularly seen piloting some of the greatest thoroughbreds around and is strength in the saddle has seen him very tough to beat in a finish. Already a three-times champion jockey Moore has the opportunity to become one of the all time greats and sit there alongside some of the greatest riders of all time.

Find out more about Ryan Moore's Career

 

Kieren Fallon

Kieren Fallon has one of the most colourful careers in the saddle as his sheer brilliance has been marred by some misdemeanours down the way. Still widely regarded as one of the strongest men in a finish, Fallon is one of the older men in the weighing room, but equally one of the most respected. A multiple Classic winner Fallon dominated the flat racing scene in the late 1990's early 2000's bagging several leading jockey's crown, but his chequered past has also affected his career somewhat down the years.

Find out more about Kieren Fallon's riding career

 

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori has to be the most recognisable face in horse racing and even though the affable Italian is always entertaining out of the saddle, he certainly is a ruthless jockey in the saddle. A legend of the sport Dettori has been at the top of flat racing for two decades notching up three champion jockey titles along the way.  However, it was his win at the 15th attempt in the Epsom Derby aboard Authorized that saw Dettori finally achieve a dream. However, its not been all smiles for Dettori as a plane crash in 2000 hindered his career.

Find out more about the career of Frankie Dettori

 

Johnny Murtagh

Johnny Murtagh is one of the most successful jockeys to have come out of Ireland having notched an incredible 19 Classic wins during an illustrious career. A talented sportsman at a young age it was by chance that Murtagh decided to venture into horse racing to become a jockey, but it was a life-changing decision as he has partnered some of the best horses in recent years.

Read more about Johnny Murtagh's move from the boxing ring to the saddle

 

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes is fastly becoming one of the most accomplished riders in the weighing room.  Aided by legendary trainer Richard Hannon, Hughes has ridden some of the leading horses in the flat game and nearly managed to bag the 2010 leading jockey title. Being stable jockey for Hannon, Hughes has partnered top miler Canford Cliffs to Group One glory, whilst bagging a plethora of winners in a career that is continually on the up.

Read more about Richard Hughes and his affiliation with Richard Hannon

 

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